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In our panel we will open several questions about relations between anthropology and geography in postsocialism, such as: first, changes in geography in postsocialist societies; and second, the fact that postsocialist societies represented a (geographic) field locations for Western anthropologists.
In postsocialist societies several important changes have been connected also with geography of these societies. First group of changes have been connected with deindustrialization and deagrariozation which were part of postsocialist change. These processes changed geography of these countries in several way. Some of them have been analysed also by anthropologists. We will discuss more detailed these changes. Second group of problems, connected with anthropology and geography in postsocialism, is the fact that postsocialist geographical locations become a field for Western anthropologists after the end of socialism. Also this fact have already been researched and critically evaluated in anthropology and other disciplines. We would like to open a discussion how the fact that postsocialist societies become anthropological field influenced on geography, anthropology and other disciplines.
Naoki Asada (University of Tsukuba)
Silvia Balzan (University of Basel)